It's Spreading...It is a normal daily event for me to get GM calls that are entirely unnecessary.
Hell, sometimes hourly.
People tend to overestimate the importance of events simply because they are happening to them.
Oh, you overbid on a sword?
That's definitely an emergency.
We'd better just roll back the servers for you.
But, while these calls are incredibly stupid and usually end in dragon-related violence, I was at least comforted that they only happen in-game.
Apparently, a Florida woman decided it was an emergency that McDonald's ran out of Chicken McNuggets.
Now, I'm not an expert by any means, but I'm pretty sure a lack of McNuggets does not constitute a state of emergency.
But an emergency?
I mean, I love a chicken nugget as much as the next guy.
Yay, chicken nuggets!
But if they run out of McNuggets, I'll have a Big Mac or something.
They are also food.
Perhaps if you had not eaten in days or weeks... That might be considered an emergency.
Maybe you were kidnapped by a group of transient hillbillies and held in a remote cabin in the back woods of Alabama for weeks. You finally escape and run frightened and starving back to civilization.
Totally call 911.
That's the right thing to do, the normal thing to do.
If, however, you are simply making a trip to your local Dee's, nothing will qualify as an emergency.
I don't care if someone pulls a gun. It's a McDonald's. That shit is normal.
It certainly isn't an emergency when they run out of Chicken McNuggets.
Now, what could possibly make this story any worse?
She called 911 THREE TIMES.
That's the kind of thing you should get the death penalty for. Call 911 because of a chicken nugget three times and you get a needle in the arm.
I'm tough, but fair.
But instead of a last meal, you get nothing but McNuggets.
All of the freaking McNuggets you can eat.
And instead of injecting you with poison, they fill the needle with sweet and sour sauce.
I don't care if it kills you. If it doesn't, we'll refill the needle with blended McNuggets.
If that doesn't work, then we go back to plain, old poison.
Then again, if a McNugget getting injected into your veins isn't enough to kill you, there's definitely something wrong.
Eating the things can kill you.
They OBVIOUSLY cause severe mental problems.
Honestly, this is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of.
Luckily, for my sanity, this was just an isolated incident.
What is wrong with people?